The Owner of a Garden and the Garderner

9 10 2009

If one of you owns a garden and he wants to give it under the charge of a gardener, what, tell me, will be his first and foremost demand from the gardener? The owner of the garden will require nothing from the gardener save that he should improve its condition and should not devastate it. The owner would certainly want the gardener to keep the garden in the best possible condition to keep the garden in the best possible condition, to develop it to the possible extent, to endeavour his best to increase its beauty and charm and to enhance its produce.

The gardener who puts his heart and soul in his work and tends the garden with care and great skill; who arranges the passages; who tends the good trees and cleanses out all poisonous plants, brambles and dry brushes; who grows new species of fruit and flowers with his ingenuity and knowledge—such a gardener will immensely please his master. The master will promote him and well never think of sacking such an able, duty ful and hard-working gardener.

On the other hand, if the master finds that the gardener is unskilled as well as workshirker, and willfully or unintentionally causes damage to his garden; and that the garden is filled with dirt; the passages are crumbling; in some parts the water is overflowing the channels while in other parts the flower beds are parched, grass, weeds and brambles are growing wildly; the flower plants and fruit trees are being callously cut down; fine trees are withering and thorny bushes are flourishing—think then, how can he regard this gardener with favour? What kind of recommendation, what type of supplication, what sort of an entreaty, the family consideration or other self appointed rights can induce the master to continue the gardener in charge of his garden?

At best the master may relent to give the gardener a second chance with the admonition that he should mend his ways. But if the gardener pays no need to the admonition and continues the work of desolating the garden, what other alternative is there except that the master should eject him under disgrace and employ a new gardener in his place?

It goes the same for us. Earth as the garden and Allah as the owner. Think about it.

Allah The Creator; His Existence (1)

7 10 2009

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds, and may Allah exalt the mention of His Prophet, and render him and his household safe and secure from all derogatory things.

It is interesting to learn and know about our religion, Islam. There must be a reason why we are here in this world. Spare a thought to think who the Creator of this beautiful world is. Who is The Most Magnificent? Who makes you breathe, who controls your heart to keep on pumping blood to keep you alive? Thousands of questions are there in our minds, but do you spare a moment to think?

Let us discuss a little bit about the existence of the Creator. In this topic, Islam teaches us to think, to reflect and to observe the world around us. This is because, when you start investigating, you will realize how complex things are. Based on our human experience, complex things just don’t come out of nowhere. Let us think about a simple situation.


When we see a computer, with the latest technology inside it, we know that every single part inside the computer is very complex; the motherboard, soundcard, processor, graphic card, hard disk etc. You absolutely will never believe me if I told you that all these things came out together by themselves. Although you don’t see the computer engineers who invented all those parts, that doesn’t mean that they don’t exist. You know for sure that someone had to build it. You also can get the idea of the intelligence of the creator, just by checking out his creation.

The amazing thing is, all these man-made creations in this world are rather simple when you compare to something as complex as living organism. For instance, a fly. If we gather all the best engineers and doctors in this world, and ask them to invent a fly and put life into it, for sure they’ll fail. But it is just a fly!

Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding. (190) Those who remember Allâh (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): “Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted are You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. (191)[Ali’Imran :190-191]

From human experience, when we see something that works on a precise mechanism, someone had to put them together. And that someone can not be a human being, as human being is imperfect and limited; while the Creator of all things is perfect and infinite. Therefore, the Creator of all things can’t be an idol, or a cow, or even a human being. And thus, we know that the only Creator of our beautiful world is Allah S.W.T., the Most Magnificent, the Most Powerful.

Hopefully, this article can help someone who is in dilemma in understanding the existence of the Creator. May Allah enlighten us and guide us to the right path. Fi Amanullah.

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To be continued with more evidence of the infinite power of Allah s.w.t and His creation in Allah The Creator; His Existence (2). InsyaAllah.